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By Andrew Mark Herman

initially known as Wisauksicken and Wisamickon by way of the Lenni Lenape tribe of southeastern Pennsylvania, the creek was once renamed Wissahickon via ecu settlers within the past due 1600s. The Wissahickon, starting as a small flow fed by way of underground springs in imperative Montgomery County, winds its approach down right into a breathtaking valley in Philadelphia's Fairmount Park ahead of coming into the Schuylkill River. wealthy in background and scenic attractiveness, the creek has performed a huge half within the improvement of the realm. Early turbines have been confirmed alongside its banks, and through the yank Revolution, Washington's military organize encampments within the creek valley. given that changing into a part of Fairmount Park in 1868, the Wissahickon has persevered to be the focal point of land upkeep and is now a part of the Wissahickon eco-friendly Ribbon Preserve.

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